Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Frequently Asked Questions from Interviewers (Part 14 of 22)

If you had known what you know now, what would you have done differently when writing your first book?

I would have written faster, written more books, and written with more self-assurance. Not really.

I don't know that I would have done it much differently. That is, I gave myself to each project and tried my best. I wrote with all the passion and knowledge I had at that point.

Here's what many don't grasp: Writers improve by writing. Each time I receive the edited version of my book, I learn things. Furthermore, if I had known it all in the early days, being a fulltime, paid author wouldn't have been exciting. I would have known all the answers and faced few of the challenges.

Sure, I hate rejections, and I love acceptances. That means every time I write, I'm anticipating wonderful results. Sometimes I get them. When I receive a rejection, these days I remind myself, "The next one might be a big one!"

I wouldn't want that taken away from me.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for creating this blog to support writers. I recently found out about your blog from my sister who lives in Atlanta. Your reminder "Writers learn by writing," encouraged me today to reflect on what I have learned on my writing journey. Thank you for the light your shining.
    Brenda

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  2. "Writer's improve by writing" is what you actually said. How true!
    Brenda

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